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Education. Research. Practice.

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Kurt Escobar, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Exercise Physiology and Co-Director of the Physiology of EXercise and Sport (PEXS) Laboratory at California State University, Long Beach, Certified Sports Nutritionist from the International Society of Sports Nutrition, and veteran practitioner in the field of health and fitness. His teaching and academic work centers on how and why training and nutrition can improve human health, function, and performance. He also has over a decade of experience in the fitness and nutrition field working with multiple client populations.


Biology. Beards. And Barbells. aims to serve as a resource for people who want to understand more about exercise physiology and nutrition, learn effective training and nutrition strategies for themselves or clients, and provide access to high-quality consulting.



Access content educating you on exercise physiology, nutrition, and effective training strategies.

Content includes discussions of the latest scientific literature, lectures on interesting topics in exercise physiology, and helpful training and nutrition strategies to reach your goals.

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Whether you've hit a plateau or not sure where to start, get the knowledge you are missing that's holding you back. 


Get guidance on building muscle, reducing body fat, or fueling performance. You'll have the tools you need to propel yourself to success.


Kurt Escobar's work has looked at numerous topics in exercise physiology including cellular mechanisms such as autophagy, the effect of exercise on cardiometabolic health, and exercise nutrition for performance and recovery.

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